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post #1 of 20
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Came home yesterday to my baby girl bleeding and not wanting me to leave her sight...24 hours later first kitten arrives stillborn...been 3 hours no other kittens yet but she is still bleeding and stomach is huge...is there a way to tell if they are stuck? She still is not wanting me to leave her side
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by DGrif1024
Came home yesterday to my baby girl bleeding and not wanting me to leave her sight...24 hours later first kitten arrives stillborn...been 3 hours no other kittens yet but she is still bleeding and stomach is huge...is there a way to tell if they are stuck? She still is not wanting me to leave her side
DGrif....is there an emergency clinic that you can call to determine whether she needs to be brought in??

Katie
post #3 of 20
How much blood? Is there a large amount or is it more like a few drops here and there? Is she pushing at all? Can you feel contractions?
post #4 of 20
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just drops of blood is all...and she is walking around...meowing doesn't seem to be in pain...have not felt any contractions since right after the stillborn...is it possible for her to only have 1? Also heard they can stop their labor for 24 hours....she is being so loving which is unlike her she is normally very unfriendly.
post #5 of 20
When she delivered the stillborn kitten, did she also deliver the placenta and what did she do with it. Did she attempt to clean the kitten or did you remove it prompty before she could do that?
post #6 of 20
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she delivered the placenta and started to clean it...but we did remove it before she could chew the cord...she is not pushing at all that I can tell. Has been 5 hours since the still born...
post #7 of 20
It is true cats can wait 24-36 hours but I would definatley take her to the vet if she seems uncomfortable/restless. It's better to be safe than sorry. We will be pulling for you both here tonight, Good luck..
post #8 of 20
OK ... you are a good reporter. *smile*

First things first - have you called your vet or after-hours emergency clinic to see what they advise?

If not, do that first, but chances are good they will tell you unless she is in obvious distress or experiencing a heavy discharge, to wait until tomorrow and bring her in to your regular vet.

My opinion here is that you should keep a close eye on your Mommy girl tonight into the morning hours, keep her calm, stay close by her and observe closely for signs of distress.

Not knowing her history, I would say it wasn't out of the realm of possibility for her to have only had one kitten. You refer to her as your baby girl ... can you give me more of her history? Do you know who the sire of her litter may be and approximately when she was bred?
post #9 of 20
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Well she unfortunately is a stray and is very petite the vet said she is about 2 years old. Vet said this is her first litter and she didn't seem big enough to start delivering...I was told more like 1-2 weeks from now..did call emergency vet and like you said they just told me to watch for distress....only thing she is doing is meowing and hopping in and out of her nest box(constantly following me around-which like I said before is not her at all) gonna sleep on the couch next to her till morning...belly still feels hard so hoping we have a chance for a live birth yet.
post #10 of 20
Ah, ok. Well, not knowing much at all about her background makes things more of a guessing game, doesn't it? *smile*

At 2 years old, unspayed and out on her own, I would seriously question whether or not this is her first litter, but again, we don't know where she came from or how long she has been out there.

Are you able to feel the kittens moving around at all? Since you have had her with you (how long has she been with you?) have you even seen or felt the babies moving around?
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by DGrif1024
Well she unfortunately is a stray and is very petite the vet said she is about 2 years old. Vet said this is her first litter and she didn't seem big enough to start delivering...I was told more like 1-2 weeks from now..did call emergency vet and like you said they just told me to watch for distress....only thing she is doing is meowing and hopping in and out of her nest box(constantly following me around-which like I said before is not her at all) gonna sleep on the couch next to her till morning...belly still feels hard so hoping we have a chance for a live birth yet.
It seems she might still be pregnant or she thinks she is. Does she feel hard. Please update us we are saying prayers.
post #12 of 20
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Well took her to the vet this morning and the stillborn kitten...that is all she had and it was premature...as I thought it was little and had hardly any hair...disappointed that she only had 1 but I guess now is the time to spay here since I am keeping her...Thanks for all your help
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by DGrif1024
Well took her to the vet this morning and the stillborn kitten...that is all she had and it was premature...as I thought it was little and had hardly any hair...disappointed that she only had 1 but I guess now is the time to spay here since I am keeping her...Thanks for all your help
DGrif...I'm sorry to hear about the still born...sometimes it's all for the best..and now this little one is running in fields of catnip in Heaven.

As someone who volunteers with a rescue group, I know that we are always looking for individuals who would be willing to foster a pregnant or nursing cat. If at some later date you would like to try being a foster, I'm sure the local rescue groups/shelters would appreciate the assistance.

HUGS.

Katie
post #14 of 20
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Katie- thanks for the info, never thought of seeing if I could foster...my children would love this as they were as disappointed as I was to not have kittens...and I am a huge animal lover...have to stop myself from taking in strays..will check into this as soon as I have her spayed. Thanks again
post #15 of 20
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Katie- thanks for the info, never thought of seeing if I could foster...my children would love this as they were as disappointed as I was to not have kittens...and I am a huge animal lover...have to stop myself from taking in strays..will check into this as soon as I have her spayed. Thanks again
You are so welcome. This is going to be a very busy kitten season (it was a mild winter) and we are already getting requests to take in pregnant cats. It certainly helps when there are kind people (like yourself) who are willing to foster one of these pregnant cats for a rescue/shelter. The great thing is...the kittens will be placed by the rescue or shelter.

Katie
post #16 of 20
You might also check with the local rescue or shelter now (before you have your girl spayed) as she is probably able to produce milk and would be able to surrogate for orphaned babies ... just a thought.
post #17 of 20
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good idea on the milk...will she take to kittens that are not hers? Can anyone tell me if it is normal for her to meow kinda like she was in heat after delivery? Or is it possible to be in heat already?
post #18 of 20
She may or she may not take to kittens that are not hers, but you can't know until you try. The meowing may also be a part of her grieving process or it could also be that she is uncomfortable and wants to nurse.
post #19 of 20
I am so sorry. Give mommy a big kiss from us.
post #20 of 20
How are things now? Did you get a second opinion? Or were you satisfied with the vets original say on the one kitten? I have been thinking of you and your little kitty all day. Mabey you were meant to have this mom with no kittens and all that milk, you can mabey help some orphans, I never would have thought of that. I hope you try and check into that if mom is doing well.
Let me know what you decided.
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